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Limerence

Chemistry, Attraction and the Heart of Love

Troy Stoneking | Posted 03.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Troy Stoneking

As a marriage coach one of the most misunderstood topics I encounter is the difference between love and attraction. Most couples come together and mar...

Limerence: In Love, Obsessed, or Both?

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D. | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D.

Ever had that "I-need-him-I-know-we-are-meant-to-be-together-I-know-it-I-can't-breathe-I-can't-sleep-I-love-him-so-much" feeling? You may have experienced limerence.

Can You Literally Be Love Sick?

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

Popular culture has done us a great disservice in our understanding of romantic love. From a young age, we watch movies and read books that form the scripts of our adult relationships. But popular culture usually gets it wrong, and ends up confusing love with limerence.

Obama Love

John Feffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Feffer

Alas, our deep state of infatuation with Barack Obama tempts us to look the other way when he does or say things that are, frankly, unlovely.